Princess Cruises takes delivery of Sun Princess from Fincantieri

Maiden voyage moved to 28 February as new ship stays in shipyard for additional technical work

Princess Cruises takes delivery of Sun Princess from Fincantieri

Princess Cruises

Sun Princess will now sail its maiden voyage from Rome on 28 February

By Alex Smith |

Princess Cruises has taken delivery of Sun Princess, the first of its new Sphere-class vessels, from Fincantieri at the shipbuilder’s yard in Monfalcone, Italy.

However, Sun Princess is set to remain at the shipyard as additional technical work is carried out onboard. Princess Cruises has therefore cancelled its 18 February sailing, with its maiden voyage now set to depart from Rome on 28 February.

Guests who were booked on the 18 February voyage will receive a full refund of the cruise fare along with any additional onboard services that were pre-purchased, as well as a 50 per cent future cruise credit.

The 175,500-tonne Sun Princess has capacity for 4,300 passengers, with the most balconies of any ship in the Princess Cruises fleet. The ship’s new features include The Dome, an entertainment venue enclosed by a large glass dome, and an updated design for the Princess Arena that allows the theatre to shift between several different configurations.

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